Second Amendment Sanctuaries Facing 1st Court Test in Oregon
In The States
Second Amendment Sanctuaries Facing 1st Court Test in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one of a wave of U.S. counties declaring itself a Second Amendment... Read More

What People are Saying About the Biden Gun Control Proposals
White House
What People are Saying About the Biden Gun Control Proposals
2021-04-09 20:24:07
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Americans took to social media Thursday after President Joe Biden announced measures to curb the rampant spread of gun violence by restricting access to firearms. The measures, lauded by some and condemned by others, were laid out in... Read More

Private Sales Emerge as Obstacle to Senate Action on Guns
Political News
Private Sales Emerge as Obstacle to Senate Action on Guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Congress are trying to pass the first major gun control legislation in more than two decades with the support of President Joe Biden, who said Thursday that it is "long past time" to do so.... Read More

House Passes Legislation to Expand Background Checks
In The News
House Passes Legislation to Expand Background Checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by their majorities in the House and Senate, Democrats are making a new push to enact the first major new gun control laws in more than two decades -- starting with stricter background checks.   The House... Read More

Walmart Pulls Guns Off Shelves as Precaution Ahead of Election
2020 Elections
Walmart Pulls Guns Off Shelves as Precaution Ahead of Election

Walmart Inc. has temporarily pulled ammunition and guns off its shelves ahead of any possible looting or civil unrest that could take place following next week's election. "We have seen some isolated civil unrest and as we have done on... Read More

AZ Senate: Mark Kelly (D)
Senate Watch
AZ Senate: Mark Kelly (D)
2020-10-28 13:55:38
by TWN Staff

About Kelly: Mark Kelly is a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. Kelly, the son of two police officers, grew up attending public schools from elementary school until enrolling in the United States Merchant Marine Academy and U.S.... Read More

Trump Battleground State Ad Distorts Biden Position on Guns
2020 Elections
Trump Battleground State Ad Distorts Biden Position on Guns
2020-10-20 21:46:27
by Dan McCue

This is an installment of an ongoing series of political advertising fact checks during the 2020 campaign. If you would like to submit an advertisement for consideration, please email a link to [email protected] President Donald Trump's re-election campaign claims in... Read More

Pa. Supreme Court Denies Gun Advocates’ Challenge to Coronavirus Clampdown
State News
Pa. Supreme Court Denies Gun Advocates’ Challenge to Coronavirus Clampdown

PHILADELPHIA — A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismissed a group of gun rights advocates’ legal challenge to Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide order closing all non-“life-sustaining” businesses, clearing the way for enforcement of the mandate to begin. In an order issued... Read More

Virginia Senate Panel Says No to Democrats’ Assault Weapons Ban
State News
Virginia Senate Panel Says No to Democrats’ Assault Weapons Ban

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The final and most controversial of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s gun control bills that would have stopped the sale of assault weapons and banned people from having 12-round magazines has been tabled for the year. The... Read More

Protest of Virginia’s Proposed Gun Laws Ends Peacefully
State News
Protest of Virginia’s Proposed Gun Laws Ends Peacefully

RICHMOND, Va — Thousands of mostly white men — many decked out in camouflage and armed with assault-style rifles — packed Richmond’s streets Monday, circling the gun-free Capitol Square, where thousands more waved signs and listened to speeches, all wanting... Read More

Calif. High School Shooter Opens Fire on Crowded Quad, Killing 2 and Injuring 3
Crime
Calif. High School Shooter Opens Fire on Crowded Quad, Killing 2 and Injuring 3

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Authorities said the shooting at Saugus High School that left two students dead and three wounded Thursday occurred over a 16-second period in which a classmate pulled out a gun in the quad area and opened... Read More

Bipartisan Bill Incentivizes States to Report of Domestic Violence to Federal Background Check Systems
In The News
Bipartisan Bill Incentivizes States to Report of Domestic Violence to Federal Background Check Systems
2019-11-08 21:24:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., and Mike Turner, R-Ohio, will create incentives for states to provide complete domestic violence records to federal background check databases. Rep. Rice announced the filing of the bill at... Read More

Guns
Supreme Court to Rule on Gun Law As Mass Shootings Create Outrage
2019-10-10 17:02:31
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court cast itself back into the emotional gun rights controversy when it put a lawsuit over a New York City ban on the transportation of  firearms on its schedule for its current session. The New York... Read More

Texas Democrats Push for Special Session on Gun Violence
State News
Texas Democrats Push for Special Session on Gun Violence

AUSTIN, Texas — Arguing that there has been enough talk without action, Texas Democrats launched a campaign Wednesday urging Gov. Greg Abbott to call the Legislature into an emergency session on gun violence, evoking responses that revealed a rift in... Read More

Walmart to Stop Selling Handgun Ammunition: Small Risk, Big Statement
Business
Walmart to Stop Selling Handgun Ammunition: Small Risk, Big Statement

Walmart Inc. will phase out sales of ammunition for handguns and short-barrel rifles, eliminating a small chunk of its sales to make a big political statement. The decision, announced Tuesday, also shows the growing power of shoppers who want companies’... Read More

House Judiciary Committee to Tackle Gun Legislation Debate Next Week
Congress
House Judiciary Committee to Tackle Gun Legislation Debate Next Week
2019-09-03 20:22:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee will reconvene next week taking on one of the nation's most contentious issues -- finding a way forward in the wake of a series of mass shootings. The markup on a trio of bills... Read More

McConnell: No Votes on Gun Measures Trump Won’t Sign
Political News
McConnell: No Votes on Gun Measures Trump Won’t Sign

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he expected to know next week whether President Donald Trump would be supporting new gun-related legislation in the aftermath of recent mass shootings. The Kentucky Republican was asked in an interview... Read More

Hundreds Of Guns Come In To California From Nevada. Lawmakers Want To Stop It
State News
Hundreds Of Guns Come In To California From Nevada. Lawmakers Want To Stop It

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Alarmed that the gun used in a mass shooting in Gilroy was bought legally in Nevada, two dozen California legislators on Wednesday asked their counterparts in the neighboring state to meet this fall to discuss strengthening restrictions... Read More

Trump Retreats From Gun Control Proposals
Guns
Trump Retreats From Gun Control Proposals

WASHINGTON — In the three weeks since three mass shootings left the country reeling, powerful pro-gun groups have sent President Donald Trump a clear signal — don’t forget that we helped put you in the White House. On Tuesday, the... Read More

California’s ‘Red Flag’ Law Might Be Helping To Reduce Mass Shooting Risk, Study Says
Guns
California’s ‘Red Flag’ Law Might Be Helping To Reduce Mass Shooting Risk, Study Says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Four years after California became one of the first states to expedite the removal of guns from people seen as a public danger by family members or law enforcement, its “red flag” law appears to be helping... Read More

Democrats Press McConnell, Trump To Move on Background Checks
Guns
Democrats Press McConnell, Trump To Move on Background Checks
2019-08-13 21:54:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Democrats led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump on Tuesday to endorse House-passed legislation expanding background checks on gun buyers and to take other steps to... Read More

NC Governor Announces Gun Safety Measures, Calls For Action
State News
NC Governor Announces Gun Safety Measures, Calls For Action

GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday that he signed an executive directive meant to strengthen background checks for gun buyers. Cooper said he signed the directive to his Cabinet agencies to “build on the work we... Read More

Cunningham Takes On McConnell, Fights Offshore Drilling In Eventful District Visit
State News
Cunningham Takes On McConnell, Fights Offshore Drilling In Eventful District Visit
2019-08-09 23:43:18
by Dan McCue

Freshman Representative Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., certainly didn't expect to be taking on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., let alone talking about gun control, when he returned to his South Carolina district for the August recess, but after mass shootings... Read More

High Court Weighs Second Amendment Showdown After Mass Shootings
Supreme Court
High Court Weighs Second Amendment Showdown After Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON — As mass shootings revive the U.S. debate over gun policy, the Supreme Court is weighing whether to go forward with a Second Amendment showdown for the first time in a decade. The justices in January said they would... Read More

Schumer Asks GOP to Cancel Vacation to Work On Gun Legislation
Guns
Schumer Asks GOP to Cancel Vacation to Work On Gun Legislation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is willing to forego his summer vacation to work on gun control legislation if freshly injured Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — injured Sunday during a fall in his Louisville, K.Y., home — will join... Read More

Virginia Governor Calls Special Session to Tackle Gun Violence
State News
Virginia Governor Calls Special Session to Tackle Gun Violence
2019-06-04 21:01:58
by Dan McCue

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam called lawmakers back to the state Capitol Tuesday to address the issue of gun violence in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Virginia Beach. “No one should go to work, to school, or to... Read More

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